PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pears in 2012

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Pears, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Pears, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Pesticide use on Pears by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Pears

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pears
Fruits and Nuts
AG
04003
4003

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for pears appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage values in 1991, 1992 and 1993 are probably incorrect due to errors in the original data. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pears in California in 2012


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 1,454,930 3.46 11,934 420,279
Uses:
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,063,520 26.6 11,680 40,023
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 130,781 25.8 3,492 5,065
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 70,617 8.83 4,029 7,995
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 63,116 2.60 9,347 24,301
Uses: Fungicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 30,819 4.07 3,262 7,578
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Calcium oxytetracycline (3832)
Antibiotic Not Listed 11,302 0.22 10,645 50,584
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 10,954 1.38 6,439 7,916
Uses: Herbicide
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Not Listed 10,322 48.9 211.0 211.0
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,436 0.43 7,117 15,089
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,824 1.63 2,278 2,954
Uses: Herbicide
Dodine (245)
Guanidine Yes 4,624 1.17 2,266 3,969
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,171 2.22 2,632 1,883
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,290 0.19 5,930 16,970
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap/Surfactant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,159 1.24 2,533 2,537
Uses: Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,375 15.2 96.0 156.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 2,231 0.27 4,120 8,167
Uses: Insecticide
Streptomycin sulfate (3834)
Antibiotic Yes 2,172 0.08 7,126 25,864
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,048 0.16 3,333 12,731
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,030 0.99 2,547 2,061
Uses: Adjuvant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,770 2.49 1,631 710.7
Uses: Herbicide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 1,253 0.35 2,470 3,608
Uses: Fungicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,154 1.24 1,747 928.2
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,057 1.32 1,191 801.6
Uses: Herbicide
Phosmet (335)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,048 3.39 183.6 309.5
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 999.2 2.94 587.7 340.1
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 981.9 2.72 1,022 360.6
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 891.5 0.11 4,506 8,031
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 860.8 0.24 2,958 3,523
Uses: Insecticide
Kresoxim-methyl (5451)
Strobin Yes 840.7 0.17 2,952 4,820
Uses: Fungicide
NAA, ammonium salt (1344)
Naphthalene acetic acid derivative Not Listed 829.7 0.08 9,917 10,072
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 754.3 1.83 1,284 412.3
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 731.1 0.41 1,913 1,795
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 720.2 0.06 3,249 12,629
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 700.8 0.44 1,714 1,592
Uses: Fungicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 674.1 1.44 90.7 468.2
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
E,E-8,10-dodecadien-1-ol (1851)
Pheromone Not Listed 660.5 0.10 6,487 6,721
Uses: Pheromone
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 649.8 0.23 689.8 2,863
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 590.0 0.47 1,962 1,257
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 512.3 0.09 5,897 5,467
Uses: Insecticide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 497.2 0.06 7,819 7,851
Uses: Insecticide
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 490.8 0.10 1,809 4,813
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 417.4 0.10 4,327 4,151
Uses: Insecticide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 379.6 0.19 879.2 1,970
Uses: Fungicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 343.5 0.25 2,384 1,383
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 313.9 0.02 3,247 12,626
Uses: Adjuvant
Azinphos-methyl (314)
Organophosphorus Yes 309.5 0.99 270.0 313.0
Uses: Insecticide
Lauryl alcohol (2343)
Pheromone, Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 305.7 0.06 5,185 5,192
Uses: Pheromone, Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 288.0 0.84 1,024 341.1
Uses: Insecticide
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 274.9 0.18 1,729 1,530
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pears in 2012

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
1,454,930 3.46 11,934 420,279 10,867
Sacramento (34)
692,282 3.28 5,226 211,143 3,337
Lake (17)
319,871 4.00 2,117 80,046 3,397
Mendocino (23)
145,956 3.01 1,390 48,472 1,269
Yuba (58)
127,494 6.61 791.9 19,292 700
Fresno (10)
61,042 2.20 1,112 27,748 578
Yolo (57)
42,686 4.66 330.0 9,160 271
Solano (48)
32,995 4.29 325.4 7,691 231
San Joaquin (39)
18,368 1.79 297.0 10,290 363
Sutter (51)
4,800 2.82 46.0 1,701 59
El Dorado (09)
4,053 9.71 75.7 417.4 108
Tulare (54)
2,072 1.27 121.3 1,630 180
Madera (20)
1,594 1.04 47.0 1,536 57
Contra Costa (07)
577.8 2.91 24.0 198.8 28
Placer (31)
452.9 4.57 10.6 93.7 107
San Mateo (41)
240.6 3.76 4.00 64.0 16
San Diego (37)
117.1 10.6 5.50 11.0 8
Colusa (06)
92.3 0.18 35.0 510.0 9
Stanislaus (50)
48.5 0.40 10.5 122.2 49
Siskiyou (47)
39.5 4.16 0.50 9.50 19
Calaveras (05)
37.8 18.9 1.00 2.00 2
Sonoma (49)
37.5 0.69 17.1 54.2 31
San Luis Obispo (40)
16.7 4.72 2.00 3.54 6
Santa Barbara (42)
16.2 2.03 1.00 8.00 8
Kings (16)
15.1 4.31 0.50 3.50 5
Glenn (11)
12.0 0.75 4.00 16.0 4
Santa Cruz (44)
7.12 0.40 4.51 18.0 5
Tuolumne (55)
7.06 0.21 3.00 33.0 6
Napa (28)
2.18 10.9 0.10 0.20 2
Trinity (53)
0.70 1.40 2.00 0.50 1
Shasta (45)
0.41 0.73 0.60 0.56 7
San Bernardino (36)
0.22 0.06 2.00 3.50 2
San Benito (35)
0.03 0.05 6.00 0.50 1
Los Angeles (19)
0.01 0.14 - 0.10 1
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.